COVID-19 Traveler Info

COVID-19 Traveler Information

US Citizens Traveling to Chile: Level 3 Travel Advisory for American Citizens: Reconsider travel to Chile due to COVID-19
updated 9.22.21 US Embassy in Chile

Entry and Exit Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No. Only Chilean citizens and foreign residents of Chile may enter. Non-resident foreigners must request a salvoconducto at the nearest Chilean embassy or consulate.
  • Beginning October 1, non-residents of Chile may enter, as long as they comply with the requirements below
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes. The test must be taken within 72 hours of boarding the final flight to Chile. The 72-hour time period begins from the time the test is administered, not from the time that results are returned. Only PCR tests for COVID-19 are acceptable for entry into Chile; antigen-only tests are not accepted
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
  • U.S. citizens should contact the Policía de Investigaciones (PDI) for information regarding the extension of tourist or resident visas

Entry Requirements:

  • For arriving travelers with a valid “Mobility Pass” (Pase de Movibilidad) approved by the Chilean government: a 7-day quarantine is required, but may be done in a private residence. Passengers must be able to arrive at their private residence within 5 hours of arriving in Chile, and may not use public transit. Beginning October 1, the quarantine will be reduced to 5 days for travelers who have a Mobility Pass, or who have had their vaccination validated by the Ministry of Health.
  • For arriving travelers without a valid “Mobility Pass”, whose private residence is more than 5 hours away, or who do not have their vaccination validated by the Ministry of Health: a 7-day quarantine is required at a transit hotel designated by the Chilean government. The cost of the stay at the hotel is the sole expense of the traveler. Beginning October 1, travelers without a Mobility Pass or a validated vaccination are allowed to complete the 7-day quarantine in their residence, rather than a transit hotel. Travelers may use private transport, taxi, or transfer (private van), as long as the destination is less than two hours from the point of entry into Chile.
  • Travelers vaccinated outside of Chile should visit the Ministry of Health website here (Spanish only) in order to have their vaccination validated by the Ministry of Health. As a reminder, without a Mobility Pass, Chilean citizens, residents, and non-residents will still be required to quarantine in a transit hotel upon arrival in Chile until October 1.
  • Chilean citizens and residents of Chile are required to request a permit from the Comisaría Virtual in order to depart Chile. The government of Chile has informed that such permits will be granted only in exceptional circumstances. Non-resident foreigners continue to be allowed to depart Chile.
  • Travelers must complete an online form with the Ministry of Health will receive a daily health survey from the Ministry of Health for 14 days after arrival. The completion of this daily survey is mandatory.
  • Travelers (of all ages) will have to present three documents when boarding:
  1. A completed “C19- Affidavit of Travelers” electronic form (also known as a Sanitary Passport) prepared less than 48 hours before boarding; 
  2. Proof of a negative result from a PCR result from a test taken within 72 hours prior to boarding their final flight to Chile; and 
  3. Proof of a health insurance policy that provides coverage for COVID-19 and related health issues during the traveler’s stay in Chile. The health insurance must cover charges associated with COVID-19 during the traveler’s stay, with a coverage of USD $ 30,00  (minimum). All documents must be presented before boarding the flight to Chile.
  • Foreign residents of Chile and holders of diplomatic/official passports are exempt from the health insurance requirements

Exit Requirements:

  • For travelers departing Chile with a valid Mobility Pass: Chilean citizens and residents may depart Chile freely.
  • For travelers departing Chile without a Mobility Pass: Chilean citizens and residents must request a permit from the Comisaría Virtual in order to depart Chile. The criteria for these permits is extremely strict, and includes cases that may be humanitarian or medical in nature, where the travel is in Chile’s national interest, or where a traveler is moving to another country. The U.S. Embassy cannot intervene on the behalf of individual cases where a permit is denied to a U.S/Chilean dual national, or a U.S. citizen resident of Chile. We recommend that travelers provide as much supporting documentation as possible when requesting permits.  

Movement Restrictions:

Community Situation
Step-by-Step Stategey for the Communities
Documents and Protocols


Airline Travel Notices:

AA Travel Alerts
Alaska Airlines Travel Notices
Delta Travel Notices
Latam Travel Notices
Southwest Travel Notices
United Travel Notices

For more COVID-19 travel restrictions please see the US Department of State website.



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